Office of Labor Standards

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Office of labor standards

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The City of Chicago has been a leader in worker protections.

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Office of Labor Standards (OLS) oversees Chicago's landmark labor laws through engagement and enforcement.

OLS processes complaints, conducts investigations, mediates disputes, directs settlement proceedings, issues violations and if necessary, seeks licensure discipline against employers.

Chicago's Labor Laws

Minimum wage
Minimum Wage
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Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave
Fair Work Week
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Wage Theft
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Domestic Care Workers

Public Notices

Chicago Labor Laws Public Notices, official informational posters, must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided with each Covered Employee’s first paycheck. Retaliation for filing a complaint with Office of Labor Standards is prohibited.

View and download the current Chicago Labor Law Public Notices

Chicago Labor Laws Educational Resources

The Office of Labor Standards has put together law-specific educational resources. View and download the resources.

Chicago Labor Law Webinars



The BACP Office of Labor Standards works closely with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)CCHR is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. Please contact the CCHR If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace based on: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, criminal history, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy status), gender identity, marital status, parental status, military status, credit history, credit history or retaliation. Learn more by visiting the CCHR website

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